19 November 2019

Election 2005 Special

Personal touch pays off

Edition No 10, September 23 2005

DZIAH Dance Crew, pictured on stage at the AUT Maori Expo, will appear at the Cult Couture Fashion Showcase at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on October 7. For more great student journalist photos see the Back Page. Photo: Kate Fisher

Personal touch pays off
The return of direct campaigning was a major factor in this year's election despite millions of dollars being spent on TV, radio and print advertising and print advertising.

Sorry, nice try but no cigar
The battle for the wooden spoon is too close to call.. Mel Whaanga, Northland candidate for the Direct Democracy Party, is currently the lowest polling candidate across the country, gaining only eight votes. But close behind is the New Zealand Republican Party's Bevan Berg, who won nine votes at Maungakiekie.

Also in this issue:

Student loans:
Large benefits for big borrowers while NZ in debt
Chart the election's comings and goings
Scandal Queen:
At home with gossip columnist Bridget Saunders

  • Bill of strife: Behind the scenes of picture-perfect Fiji
  • Ousted: Disappointment on election night for John Tamihere
  • Jim Bean to Jesus: The life of society's moral guardian Garth George
  • Rising star: David Smith: All Black in waiting?

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  • ISSN 1176 4740

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